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Export of Electronic Waste to Developing Countries Policy


HP does not allow e-waste to be exported from developed countries (Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development and European Union) to developing countries (non-OECD countries outside the EU), either directly or through intermediaries.

HP defines e-waste as nonworking parts or devices; this does not include:
  • Materials defined as non-hazardous under the Basel Convention;
  • Working equipment and parts that are not intended for disposal or recycling, but are for donation, reuse or resale;
  • Components being returned to the original equipment manufacturer that are under warranty; and
  • Materials to be used in manufacturing that do not require further processing or preparation.